ELISHA WORKS MIRACLES

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[2 Kings:2:19-22] [2 Kings:4:38-44]

Lesson No.: 
69
Class: 
Elementary
Memory Verse: 

“Behold, I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5).

Notes: 

God’s Spirit upon Elisha
Elisha had followed Elijah until he saw him taken up into Heaven in the chariot of fire.  When the mantle fell from Elijah, Elisha picked it up.  This meant that Elisha’s prayer had been heard, and God had given him power to do many great things for Him.

We learned that the first miracle Elisha did was to smite the waters of the river Jordan and they parted so he could walk over.  It was God who gave him the power to do that.

The Water Healed
The next miracle that Elisha did was to make bad water good.  There was a certain city, which had very bad water.  So Elisha told the men to bring him a new cruse and put salt into it. Then Elisha went to the spring, from where the water came, and put the salt into it.  God “healed” the waters and they were good for the people to drink.

Visitors who have been there say that near the foot of the mountain is a fountain, which is believed to be that very same fountain.  The water is some of the best water in the world. It is called  “The Fountain of Elisha.”  What God gives is always the best.

Poison Taken out of Food
At another time Elisha told his servant to put a large kettle on the fire and cook pottage for some men.  At this time food was scarce, and people probably had to search in the fields for vegetables or green things to eat. One man went out and gathered some wild gourds and put them into the pot; but he did not know that the gourds were poison.  The people tried to eat the pottage, but they said to Elisha, “O thou man of God, there is death in the pot.”  Elisha asked them to bring some meal.  He threw it into the pot of gourds and all the poison was gone.  God had given Elisha great power because Elisha had asked Him for it.

Plenty to Eat
At one time a man came to the prophet bringing him 20 barley loaves and some ears of corn.  There were with Elisha that day a hundred men of the sons of the prophets.  Elisha’s servant asked him what he should give the people to eat.  Elisha said,  “Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.”  The servant obeyed and gave them the food; and every man ate, and some was left over, according to the word of the Lord.

Everything belongs to God and he can do anything He wants to do. With the five loaves and the two small fishes the little boy had, Jesus fed 5,000 people and there were 12 baskets of food left over.  We need never be afraid to trust our Heavenly Father to give us all that we need if we do what He wants us to do and love Him with our whole heart.  We should be very thankful that we have such a kind Father in Heaven.

Questions: 

1. Who made the Heaven and the earth and all the things that are in them? [Genesis:1:1]).
2. How did God make all these things?
3. What did God make in the first day? [Genesis:1:3]).
4. Who were with God the Father when He made all these things?
5. In whose likeness did God make man? [Genesis:1:26]).